Monday, December 20, 2010

Malaria Monday

Last week I took my first Malaria pill- a series of 8 pills, one per week, to prevent contracting Malaria while I'm in Zambia- and it will last for six years.  I filled my prescription for just $16.

I knew it would be a challenge to remember to take it every week when I'm travelling, so I decided to take it on Mondays.  And call it Malaria Mondays.  See? I'm clever with mnemonic devices. 

I've read a lot of missionary biographies from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  I know I do not want Malaria.  But honestly, until this year I didn't think about Malaria's modern presence at all.

I'm leaving on Saturday- I thought I'd take this last Malaria Monday before my absence to share this clip from the documentary When the Night Comes.

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